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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri, 1993, Missouri Law Review, Staff Member
      American Trial Lawyers Association Competition Semi-Finalist
    • B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1989
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1996
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1996

Nicole Behnen takes pride in helping clients in the defense of lawsuits involving products liability, premises liability and toxic torts. She is the co-vice chair of the firm's Toxic and Mass Tort practice and serves as regional and local counsel for several major asbestos defendants. Nicole also represents clients in state and federal courts in Missouri and Illinois. She has been involved in asbestos litigation since 1996 and also has extensive litigation experience in cases involving benzene, perchloroethylene, chrome and other industry exposures. She also serves as local counsel for several pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

  • After defeating plaintiff's motion for Leave to Seek Punitive Damages and arguing numerous other pretrial motions, resolved a case favorably at the end of jury selection
  • Resolved a case favorable by settlement at end of jury selection for equipment manufacturer sued in asbestos case.
  • Efficiently manages a docket of hundreds of asbestos cases for several clients and has achieved very favorable settlement results.